Scrap metal dealer licence

A scrap metal licence is intended for individuals wishing to hold ‘licensable activities’ as a scrap metal collector or at a scrap metal site in Newcastle-under-Lyme. There are two types of licence:

  • Site licence: A site is defined as "any premise used in the course of carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer (whether or not metal is kept there)." A dealer also includes someone carrying on business as a motor salvage operator.
  • Collectors licence: A collector is defined as a person who carries on business as a scrap metal dealer, other than at a site, and regularly engages in the course of that business in collecting waste materials and old, broken, worn out or defaced articles.